Biofuels in Africa: A Pathway to Development?

International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development, Occasional Papers: Number Forty-Three, 2009

23 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2010 Last revised: 25 Mar 2015

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Tsegay Wolde-Georgis

University of Colorado at Boulder - Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), INSTAAR

Michael H. Glantz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 13, 2010

Abstract

This paper investigates biofuels pathways and the potential outcomes of biofuels development for energy security and poverty alleviation in Africa. It also examines various options for biofuels development and its potential roles to improve or undermine the livelihoods of rural communities.

Keywords: biofuels in Africa, biofuels and development, rural energy in africa, renewable energy in africa, biofuels and land grabs, biofuels investment in africa, small biofuels production, energy and food security in africa, biofuels and climate change

JEL Classification: L70, L79, K00, K32, Q01, Q42, Q57, H23, L52, Q28, Q4, E31, Q42, Q11

Suggested Citation

Wolde-Georgis, Tsegay and Glantz, Michael H., Biofuels in Africa: A Pathway to Development? (April 13, 2010). International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development, Occasional Papers: Number Forty-Three, 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1589101

Tsegay Wolde-Georgis (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder - Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), INSTAAR ( email )

Boulder, CO
United States

Michael H. Glantz

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